Tempe, AZ With so much of our news centered on the Middle East today, I immediately sought out a picture of this magnificent rug woven in 2007-2008 by Ella Mae Nez. Nominally this design is a Burntwater, but in many ways it can be seen as a magic carpet that shows how the vision …Read More
Tempe, AZ Because of the economics of large rugs woven in parts of the world with low wages, very few large Navajo rugs are woven today. This 8’x12′ rug was one of those consigned to the Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction last September and carried an asking price of $19,000, which it did …Read More
Tempe, AZ I finished this little weaving called The Humderbird last Saturday. The design is derivative of work done by Mae Clark, Janet Tsinnie and Jennie Slick. It’s woven in reproduction Germantown yarn from R.B. Burnham and Co on a C-Cactusflower Maxi loom. It’s priced to not sell at $750,000. Hey, I only need …Read More
Our class is making great progress on their weaving and today we made our way to R.B. Burnham and Company Trading Post in Sanders, Arizona and then went on the Gallup, New Mexico for a visit to Richardson’s Trading, which is home to the world’s largest Navajo rug room.
At Burnham’s, we enjoyed talking about rug …